Lessons from panda conservation could help Asia’s other, overlooked, bears

Lessons from panda conservation could help Asia’s other, overlooked, bears

Serving as the mascot of a world-renowned conservation organization, building diplomatic relationships between China and the world, playing protagonists in blockbuster movies — giant pandas have done it all. The public attention and adulation these animals garner make them star attractions at zoos and have helped pump billions into tailor-made conservation programs that have successfully […]

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Trade in derivatives of ‘farmed’ tigers  is increasing in China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and South Africa

Trade in derivatives of ‘farmed’ tigers is increasing in China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and South Africa

EIA has released new clandestine film showing Laos’ massive development of captive-breeding facilities for tigers and bears. The number of confined animals has more than doubled, and they are maintained in rows of concrete enclosures. This expansion is in direct violation of an international judgement prohibiting the breeding of tigers for the commerce in their […]

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57 wild elephants sold by Namibia  for export to undisclosed destinations

57 wild elephants sold by Namibia for export to undisclosed destinations

According to a statement released today by Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, the government is in the process of capturing 57 wild elephants that were auctioned off last year. Namibia had declared in December 2020, much to the chagrin of environmentalists and elephant supporters, that it would auction off 170 of its elephants […]

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